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A.N. Wilson, fellow, Royal Society of Literature The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson charts Britain's rise to world dominance. In his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how, in little more than a generation, Britain's power and influence in the world virtually dissolved. Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery...
Topic: history
Bernard Margolis, president, Boston Public Library; Kelly Cobble, curator, Adams National Historic Park; Jonathan Chu, dean, education, UMass Boston; Peter Drummey, librarian, Mass Historical Society; Elizabeth Deane, producer, American Experience, WGBH The Adams story provides a strikingly intimate look inside a marriage of true companions, says Deane, for whom life included not just the great events memorialized in textbooks, but also laughter, loneliness and family tragedy.To present the...
Topic: history
PBS | NPR Forum Network History
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Cassandra Pybus, founder, Australian Humanities Review Historian Cassandra Pybus traces the lives and adventures of the runaway slaves who absorbed the dreams of liberty from their masters during the American Revolution and fled to the British to find freedom. She tells us where where these hopeful and courageous idealists went and what kind of lives they made for themselves. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with Cambridge Forum 2006 Feb 22
Topic: history